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Visayas Teams Advance to NASA Space Apps Global Challenge

Internet connectivity for far-flung coastal areas, sound to energy for communities with no access to electricity and a mobile application that measures individual carbon footprints emerged as top ideas during the NASA International Space Apps Challenge in Iloilo last week. The NASA International Space Apps Challenge bring together individuals interested in space science and exploration, […]

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SEARCH FOR 2019 PHILIPPINES OUTSTANDING WOMEN IS ON

The search for The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) award is now underway. Presented by TOWNS Foundation, the award is given to outstanding Filipino women ages 21 to 50 years old who have contributed positively to strengthening national capability and shaping the nation’s future. Since 1974, TOWNS has recognized 165 women from various walks […]

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Creating Cities of Hope Through SITIO: Social Innovation Through Impact Outsourcing

Despite its vast natural, mineral and agricultural resources, Mindanao remains to be the poorest geographical cluster of the Philippines. Eleven of the twenty poorest provinces are in Mindanao. On top of the list is the Province of Lanao Del Sur. Marawi is the capital and the largest city of the province of Lanao del Sur on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It […]

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Learnings from Taiwan: Building Digital Cities Through Open Governance

The emergence of “smart” or “digital cities” is fueled by the need to find new solutions to old problems, driven more by innovation aside from new technologies. Cities need to understand how development of startups in their localities can address the urgent requirements of their growing population especially in the urban areas. By opening government […]

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Luzon LGUs Bag 10 of 17 Digital Cities PH eGOV Awards 2018

Ten local government units in Luzon bagged ten out of seventeen championship trophies during the The Digital Cities PH Awards for Best Practices in eGovernance (DCP eGOV Awards) during the awarding rites held last October 12 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila. The champion LGUs are the municipalities of San Mateo in […]

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Iligan City to Host Digital Career Expo and Freelancer Fair

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council of Iligan City is set to hold the Iligan leg of the Philippine Freelancers Caravan, Digital Career Expo and Freelancer Fair, on October 25-26, 2018 at the Iligan Medical Center College with the theme, “Up your game”. The two-day interactive event seeks to promote and support the growth of digital careers […]

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Digital Cities PH Awards Recognize Top eGovernance Projects of LGUs

In 2012, the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the late Jesse Robredo, and the Cyber City Teleservices Philippines Inc. (CCTP) launched in synergy the Awards for Excellence in Governance Through ICT for Local Government Units or the eGov Awards.  The […]

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Up 8 Notches in Tholons: Bacolod Doubles Score in Digital And Innovation

I and the Bacolod Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) and all our partners welcome with pride and gratefulness the improvement of Bacolod City’s ranking in the 2018 Tholons Services Globalization Index (TSGI) from 97 to 89. The full report is in this link http://www.tholons.com/digital-innovation/ It is so inspiring to see the […]

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Samar Starts A Spark in the ICT Industry

The Provincial Government of Samar, through the Project Monitoring Office and the Provincial Investment and Trade Promotions Office hosted a Capability Development Workshop for the newly-created Spark Samar Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council last September 3, 2018 in Catbalogan City. This project was initiated by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in […]

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NICP: Leading Philippine ICT Councils as Engines for Digital Inclusion

The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), a non-stock, non-profit organization, which was founded in 2008, serves as a convergence of information and communications technology (ICT) councils all over the Philippines, representing the stakeholders in their respective geographical locations such as regions, provinces, cities and municipalities. The idea started in 2007, when several ICT […]